CARLISLE United have announced the signing of Saint Lucian defender Terell Thomas on a two-year deal. 

The 28-year-old defender who stand at 6ft 3ins tall has joined the Blues following his departure from Charlton Atheltic. 

Thomas began his youth career with Arsenal before joining the Addicks academy as a teenager.

He spent eight years with the club before joining Wigan Athletic in 2017.

After moving to the Latics, Thomas joined Sutton United on loan before the Rainham-born defender moved to AFC Wimbledon where he made 90 appearances during three seasons in west London.

Thomas subsequently joined Crewe Alexandra before joining Championship side Reading in March 2022. 

The Saint Lucian defender would then return to The Valley in September 2022. He made 40 League One appearances for the Addicks in the 2023/24 season as well as earning 12 international caps for Saint Lucia. 

Speaking on the club's website after the announcement of Thomas' signing, manager Paul Simpson said: "I'm delighted to get Terell into the club. We've been working on this for a number of weeks.

I think he's a fantastic addition to the squad, he's got good experience of playing in English football, he's a full international, he's just come back from competing in a couple of games for Saint Lucia where he captained the team, so he's got leadership qualities. 

"I'm really looking forward to seeing him working with us"

Thomas becomes the Blues' fourth summer recruit following Cameron Harper, Jude Smith, and Aaron Hayden through the doors at Brunton Park.